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Opened 7 weeks ago

Closed 6 weeks ago

#4781 closed defect (fixed)

Prevent Restricted Emails from Submitting Plugins

Reported by: Ipstenu Owned by: dd32
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:
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Description

We have certain email providers (eg Yahoo) prohibited from signing up for new user accounts, due to bounce back issues.

This does not prevent _existing_ users with those emails from submitting plugins or themes. And sadly that means their reviews will fall off into the ether.

We should incorporate this list of prohibited emails from being able to submit plugins, preferably with a polite error that informs them their email host is non-compliant with sanity.

Change History (1)

#1 @dd32
6 weeks ago

  • Owner set to dd32
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 9255:

Plugin Directory: Add a warning/block to the plugin upload screen to prevent users with "unsafe" email addresses from submitting plugins.

"unsafe" emails on WordPress.org include domains we consider spam and those who reject all emails from us. As these users can't receive emails, we can't allow them to upload a plugin until they change to an email host which does accept our emails.

Fixes #4781.

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